It’s not news that the Indians were able to pry Trevor Bauer from the Diamondbacks due to some personality conflicts in the clubhouse—especially between Bauer and his battery-mate Miguel Montero. Evidently Bauer chose not to partake in the tutelage proffered by Montero, and this rubbed the veteran backstop the wrong way.
Montero, wanting to make sure this was still a story, reiterated his concerns about Bauer at the Diamondbacks’ FanFest event on Saturday:
When you get a guy like that and he thinks he’s got everything figured out, it’s just tough to commence and try to get on the same page with you.
Since day one in Spring Training I caught him and he killed me because he threw about 100 pitches the first day.
[T]he next time he threw I saw him doing the same thing. He never wanted to listen […] Good luck to Carlos Santana.
Also, BREAKING: SOMETIMES 21 YEAR OLD KIDS ARE HEADSTRONG AND EGOMANIACAL.
Carry on. Soon enough there will be Spring Training games to overreact to. Can’t hardly wait.